SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 19.08.18

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Find films in London today by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


Featured attraction: A TIME TO KILL + INTRO by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Cinema Museum (19 AUG 15:00): “A rare thing is a courtroom thriller daring to venture into the grey areas of the law, and A TIME TO KILL is a prime slice of legal Americana.” – Empire Online.


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: F FOR FAKE at DocHouse (19 AUG).
Films in London today: F FOR FAKE at DocHouse (19 AUG).

A TIME TO KILL + INTRO by The Celluloid Sorceress at The Cinema Museum (19 AUG 15:00):

  • Winner of the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Motion Picture and Supporting Actor 1997, A TIME TO KILL (1996) follows director Joel Schumacher’s FALLING DOWN (1993) in its prescient examination of white privilege and justice in modern America. A selection of vintage 35mm trailers screens before the feature.
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DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY at ArtHouse Crouch End (19 AUG 14:45):

  • Hailed as one of the most prolific and influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey has become a cult hero in the outdoor world. Eschewing fame, sponsors and family life so his only obligation would be the next summit, this rebel athlete conquered more unclimbed peaks than anyone in history during his 80-year career, staying myopically focused on the mountains until age 94.

More films in London today (A – Z):


MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON at Close-Up (19 AUG).
Films in London today: LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON at Close-Up (19 AUG).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

AGNÈS VARDA: GLEANING TRUTHS various venues (AUG to SEP):

ANIMATION 2018 at BFI Southbank (2018):

CLOSE-UP ON ÉRIC ROHMER at Close-Up Centre (15 AUG to 03 SEP):

FIERCE: THE UNTAMEABLE JOAN CRAWFORD at BFI Southbank (AUG to OCT):

PINTER ON SCREEN: POWER, SEX & POLITICS at BFI Southbank (AUG):

STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER at The Prince Charles (until 06 JAN 2019):

SUMMER FILMS at House of Vans (until 26 AUG – Free! / No booking required):


MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKÉ WOMAN screens at London Feminist Film Festival.
THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILEKÉ WOMAN at London Feminist Film Festival.

David Lynch Film Festival (19 AUG):

London Feminist Film Festival (16 to 19 AUG):


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA.
Films in London today: DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA.

DISTANT CONSTELLATION at ICA (19 AUG 18:45):

  • Shevaun Mizrahi’s debut documentary feature records the stories told by the residents of a retirement home in Istanbul. Sitting somewhere between ethnography and magical realism, the retirement home is situated in a tower whose interior walls are bestowed with an almost painterly quality by Mizrahi’s post-production.

THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES at The Institute Of Light (19 AUG 16:00):

  • Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before – through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush.

MILDRED PIERCE at BFI Southbank (19 AUG 17:40):

  • Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford, in her only Oscar®-winning role) is brought in for questioning after her second husband is shot. Through a series of flashbacks we track Mildred’s extraordinary life.

More films in London this week (A – Z): DRAGONFLY EYES at ICA (17 to 23 AUG). THE ESCAPE at Lexi Cinema (17 to 20 AUG). THE GUARDIANS at Phoenix Cinema (17 to 23 AUG). LEANING INTO THE WIND at DocHouse (17 to 23 AUG). MAURICE at BFI (18 to 22 AUG). MCQUEEN at ICA (17 to 23 AUG). NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE at ICA (17 to 23 AUG). RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA at ICA (18 to 22 AUG). SPITFIRE at Watermans (17 to 23 AUG). UNDER THE TREE at ICA (17 to 22 AUG). VITCH at JW3 (19 to 23 AUG). THE WOUND at Whirled Cinema (20 to 26 AUG).


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